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are worried that that could send the u.s. economy back into recession. president obama even said look, if we want a big bargain, we have to give some. the deadlock has always been that the democrats want the richer to pay higher taxes. republicans said they did not want that, they wanted higher spending cut. republicans then said that those who earned $1 million would pay a higher tax. >> president obama said he would increase the threshold from $250,000 to $400,000 and we will see cuts in social security and tax cuts for the middle class. a big chunk of the population. president obama has long said that he would try to protect them. but really, it comes down to the spending cuts. where are they going to come from? listen to this. >> this is the right direction, but we sti long way to go. in terms of spending cuts, we focused a lot in the recent hours on the tax increase and threshold. in terms of spending cuts, we have not even really started the debate of where it is going to come from. a thing it is a step in the right direction. both parties clearly have their constituents to talk to and
whose founding president is currently serving a two-year sentence. u.s.-backed rain monarchy banned all public demonstrations earlier this year. new figures show the obama administration has conducted more than 200,000 deportations of parents with children who are u.s. citizens over a period of about two years. according to federal data, nearly one-quarter of all deportations from july 1, 2010 to the end of the september for issued for parents with u.s. citizen children. colorlines reports the data appears to dash hopes that new guidelines issued for deportations last year would curb the separation of families by immigration and customs enforcement. the prosecutorial discretion guidelines instruct ice agents to focus on certain immigrants, including those with criminal convictions, and to consider a person's ties to the country and "whether the person has a u.s. citizen or permanent resident spouse, child, or parent" when making deportation decisions. a group of new jersey residents who say they're subjected to surprise pre-dawn, immigration rates has reached a settlement of the federal
finds. we see falling u.s. demand, rising supply. we see miles driven. there's technology at play. probably the biggest thing that could happen to the auto industry and we can come on to that. that's only a few years out. the message from the futures market that we're get sg oil should be some $10 to $15 lower. if we were to get $10 off the oil price, it broadly equate toes about 1% gdp surprising the western world. it's that time of year where we're pending our thoughts to next year. tangible, economic prices to next year. it will be oil related, a chance, good job with raising the tax threshold in the uk. that means for the first year in five. uk link will be up, not down. and them i also think thattory thing our chancellor did a good job of was she raised taxes by 10 so companies can invest a 215 pounds, not just 200 pounds. >> that's a leverage the other governments have been trying to pull. but your point is interesting. it's not just the uk we were seeing there. and it goes back to the point you were making about oil. u.s. retail gas prices are down 16% since their peak this
bloomberg says are killed in shootings each year in the u.s. >> in a democratic society, you have to come together in what the majority of people want. every time there's a poll, the majority want sensible gun restrictions. >> reporter: they're pushing for tighter gun lawns including the type of assault weapon used in the newtown massacre. >> my daughter would have been 19 december 23. >> reporter: nardine's daughter was killed in a drive-by shooting moments after she attended the funeral of another shooting victim. >> it just shouldn't take so much bloodshed. >> reporter: the group joined mayor bloomberg in a new ad campaign pressuring lawmakers to come up with a plan to reduce the number of guns on the streets. >> i demand a plan, and so should you. >> reporter: dozens of people marched against the national rifle association in washington. >> shame on the nra! >> reporter: speaking out for a political action committee, the group says the gun rights group is partly to blame for tragedies like newtown. but the executive director of gun owners of america thinks principals and teachers shou
next year is likely to be a bit better next year here in the u.s. and globally. >> susie: we saw that treasury yields rose, and is this a signal to get out of treasures and to put your money into stocks? this has been a safety area for most investors. >> it sure is. i bought a bond and it went up, and why do you want to take this away from me. but i believe in the premises of your question. if, in fact, the economy is a little better, and the financial risks are a little better, that's a recipe for very low interest rates, for a mild increase in interest rates, which means bond prices go down. i would not be overweight in the treasury area. i would have modest weights and have the rest made up in equity, susie. >> susie: bob, thanks a lot. we look forward to your 10 predictions in 2013. we'll be talking to you about that. robert doll as nuveen as asset management >> susie: there was a new twist today in the samsung-apple saga over patent disputes. samsung electronics dropped a critical lawsuit banning the sale of apple products in europe. the good news helped put some shine on ap
required on all firearm purchases instead of the fractions of sales that get done today. 408% of u.s. gun sales are by private sellers who are not required to perform background checks. you can be a three-time convicted felon, a serial domestic abuser, severely mentally ill, or even on a terrorist watch list and still go to a gun show or go on the internet and buy whatever gun you want. the american people want to strengthen their bases to prevent the mentally ill from buying gun. but over a million disqualifying mental health records are still missing from states. 10 states have failed to flag a single person as mentally ill. and 17 states list less than 100 people. miles per hour people want to see assault weapons bans reinstated and large capacity ammunition clps banned to keep dangerous ammunition out of the hands of mad men. let's face it. when you put a 30-round clip in an assault weapon, you are not protecting your home. you are not hunting deer, you are hunting people. we have hid from this fight for too long. for too long we have used politics and the second amendment to cover up
is what we know. u.s. marshals came to make an arrest monday night. they had some sort of altercation with the suspect who lives here. he has now barricaded himself inside an apartment here. we're told he is armed but there are no hostages taken. that he has taken in that building. no one else in that building either because it's been evacuated. prince george's county swat team is now negotiating with him. sources on the scene telling us the suspect may have been involved in recent carjackings and that's why he was being arrested this entire area will be blocked off, things here shut down until they can resolve the situation. we do have dozens of riss dents out here in the parking lot waiting to be let back inside. melissa mollet, news 4. >>> thank you, melissa. police are releasing few details after they found a man inside a building. 200 i street yesterday afternoon. homicide crews were also called to the scene. police are not saying how the man died or if there are suspects. >>> police in prince william county are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a girl inside her home posi
hospitalized since early december. senator inouye who served in the u.s. house in 1959 before being elected to the senate in 1962 was serving his ninth term in office after winning their reelection in 2010 was 75% of the vote. a winner of the distinguished service cross for heroism, senator inouye lost his right arm in combat during world war ii. he later received a medal of honor along with another number of japanese american soldiers. from bill clinton in 2000. here is a conversation with the senator from 2008. >>> welcome to the latest interview in the united states capitol historical society's series of oral history interviews to the economy former member of congress from connecticut and i am the president of the united states capitol and historical society. this interview with senator daniel inouye is part of a special series featuring asian-pacific members of congress. in these interviews current and fellow members have relived their memories of people, places and events that have shaped their public career. it is our hope that these recollections will provide listeners with a deeper
of how we keep guns out of places that they are not allowed to be in this country, the u.s. congress in 1988 passed something called the undetectable firearms act. it said basically, your gun has to be detectable in an x-ray scanner. it has to have the equivalent x-ray signature of 3.7 ounces of stainless steel, even if you take out the magazine and the stock and the grips. even with those parts taken off, the remaining guts of the gun need to have a substantial metal component. so they will be seen on an x-ray machine. because of that law, we do not have fully plastic guns. that law was first passed in 1988. it was not particularly controversial. the vote in the house on that was 413 to 4. and president ronald reagan signed it. and tyranny was not unleashed upon the land. it is not controversial now that it is illegal to manufacture or sell a gun in the united states that is built to evade detection by standard means. we don't have plastic guns. we banned plastic guns. the ban has been renewed several times since. it is up for renewal again next year. when it comes up for renewal ne
the appropriate treatment. funding for mental health care in the u.s. has been slashed for decades. down almost $2 billion since 2009. maryland's funding down 4%. ken ullman critical of the cuts. >> i think that mental health has been something that has not gotten the support and resources that it needs. there is a lot of troubled folks out there. we have a culture of violence and, you know, you never know what gets in the head of somebody who is not well. >> reporter: over the years many institutions for the mentally ill have disappeared leaving more families to deal with sick children at home. >> mental health problems affect one in ten children. >> reporter: maryland's first lady has made educating parents about their options a priority. but advocates say mental health care needs appropriate funding to prevent another sandy hook. >> what is happening now is going to be rippled throughout our communities for years to come if we don't address it now. >> reporter: despite the cuts to funding, maryland is on the forefront of some pilot programs for mental health care and ranked one of the best in t
will not testify for now.ecovering from that concussion. john bolton, former u.s. ambassador to the u.n. and fox news contributor and good morning to you. >> good morning. bill: tell me about this review board, what do they do, who is a part of this? >> it was appointed by the state department itself to look into the incident at benghazi. this is a standard procedure. i'm sure they have written a thorough report but it will not be the end of the controversy. bill: why would it not be if it is a thorough report. >> the people did the appointing are the people who did the questions. i don't think the conclusions will necessarily withstand scrutiny. they could cover three main areas. one, why did the stated department reject continued requests for enhanced security for before september the 11th? number two, could we have done more to protect our people during the attack. and numb 3, who came up with this ridiculous story that the whole thing was provoked by the mohammed video. bill: you think you get answers to all three in a review like this. >> you have the capability of it, i do? >> this is not
of around 200 jobs throughout the u.s. they all stopped selling the modern sporting rifles, as they're called. changes the law might be more difficult. >> there is no chance of a ban on handguns. the supreme court has ruled plans to outlaw them in chicago and washington d.c. are unconstitutional. the most likely move would be to ban military-style assault rifles, magazines holding numerous bullet. the president has backed such a bill. >> while he supports strongly an assault weapons ban and other measures, he wants to expand the conversation beyond those specific areas of legislation. >> i'm joe manchin -- >> the group of the gun hand -- of the gun ban will be loosened a little. even west virginia senator joe manchin, whose campaign had focused on gun rights, has changed his mind. he is not alone kerpen >> when my daughters ask me on friday night, dad, you are in the senate, why can't we put reasonable restrictions on assault weapons or rapid-fire ammunition clips, i did not have a good answer for them. enough is enough. >> america is in a reflective mood, which may not last. weapon
precipitously. the u.s. dollar, now a dollar 302 by the euro. six months ago. this was more like a dollar 25. deming, the dollar has done really week of the last rebel days, has it not? >> i am really shocked at the euro is doing as well as it is. somewhere down the line there will have to ease. it has been doing this as the whole time. has a lot to do with the fed meeting last week. the special -- perpetual qe and is not doing anything to help the ballot right now. liz: in the end you do want a strong dollar. i know some big multinational space to the u.s. that not only won a weak dollar to make our products cheaper, but i'll talk to carlos about this in a minute. let me get to that nymex. obviously whale is an interesting play, but i you guys talking a lot about this gold price behavior? this is really weird. >> well, it is tied in w dollar. so many people leading the same way. all the sudden you start to see it. stocks got hit and people start to panic. you basically have people that look in to say, you know, this dollar is going to get smacked. the reverse my position. liz: speaking of s
association of business economics. the organization figures the u.s. economy will grow 2.1%, driven by housing and construction, but with corporate profit growth slowing down. nayantara hensel is the chairman of the national association for business economics. not bad, moderate, stable but certainly not robust here s it? >> no, that's absolutely right, tom. basically again we're forecasting annual average real gdp growth at 2.1% but the goodews is we expect it to accelerate during the course of the year, perhaps reach being 3% by the fourth quarter of 2014. >> tom: what is going to add to that growth considering, is it being held back in the first six months because of the uncertainty over the fiscal cliff? >> absolutely. in fact, if you take a look at the panelist forecast on a quarterly basis they suggest real gdp growth will be 1.8% in the first quarter of 2013 but will jump by the second quarter of 2013 to about 2.4%. i think some of that is definitely being held back by a lot of the concerns that resolution i imrtan of the tax and the spending plans. and about 90% of our panelists forecas
. that is not high speed the way it is calculated. average miles per hour. the minimum actually under u.s. -- of we have a standard -- 110. almost every high speed train in the world is running today at 130 some, 50 miles per hour average and we are in the dark ages as far as -- you will probably hear from ms. maloney and a few minutes, a segment from new york to boston is around 68 miles per hour average. pitiful. i started to talk about the horrible history highlights of amtrak's attempts to get into high speed rail. they did acquire train some years ago, the acquisition was a total disaster. there were extended expensive lawsuits that went on and on, they required a european design, and european fleet model that was allowed to tilt because you could get faster speed and curves and other things that could enhance the speed. unfortunately amtrak and the way it handled first the acquisition and then the redesign of the equipment, redesigned the vehicles so they were wider and they miscalculated because when the train got a higher speed and tilted the wider trains would hit. to compensate, they had
with cash for alaska andine cuba. that's coming up. ♪ [ male announcer ] with free package pickup from the u.s. postal service the holidays are easy. visit usps.com. pay, print, and have it picked up for free before december 20h for delivery in time for the holidays. you can even give us special instructions on where to find it. free package pickup. from the u.s. postal service. because it's nice to have an extra pair of hands around for the holidays. >> brian: last thing you want to see is extreme weather extreme waste by the government. that's what we are getting in the last hurricane sandy relief bill . >> gretchen: only a traction is dedicated. the rest goes to government projects that have nothing to do with the storm. how can that be? councilman, why is alaska fisheries getting $150 and u.s. bases. >> we have a spending cap and under the budget agreement the government it except in cases of emergency. this is epped run around the budget process . we don't just have fisheries. we have amtrak subsidy for 366 million. and that is in addition to the subsidies we give them and only 23 million
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americans? joining me now is u.s. senator dick durbin of illinois. i want to read something from you which is very impressive and it's in the op-ed pages of "the chicago tribune." quote, what holds us back are political organizes that are well-funded, well-organized, and determined to resist even reasonable limb tathss. there's a close political parallel between the gridlock in washington on dealing with our economy and national debt and the eerie silence in congress as the list of horrific gun crimes grows by the day. senator durbin, thank you. i know you have got a good heart on this as well as a good head about fiscal matters. what's wrong with the congress when it comes to protecting, ensuring the domestic tranquility? >> well, there's a legitimate concern about our second amendment, chris. you understand that part. but there's also a very strong political force that is trying to push forward, primarily for the dealers and manufacturers h an agenda that will sell more firearms and more sophisticated firearms, more expensive firearms, and that is really dominated the scene. if you asked
versus the dollar on speculation that u.s. lawmakers will reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. why that makes the euro so much stronger, you know, the euro hit intraday high of 1.3238, it is up 1.6% so far this month alone against the greenback. homebuilder confidence jumping to its highest level in more than six and a half years in december. the national association of homebuilder index posting its climbing 2 points to 47 this , month. a lot of optimism today. david: and we have the numbers from oracle. they are out. adam shapiro has been parsing through he numbers. adam: investors will be pleased with oracle. revenue of 9.1 billion, up 3%. and the street was expecting 9.02 billion. one thing i want to tell you from the press release, they are saying that cloud software subscriptions revenues were up 17% to 2.4 billion. and that's one of the things that investors are really paying attention to as oracle goes into that space. david: that is one of the things they are pushing most heavily into. adam, hank you very much. let's get reacts from the chicago mercantile exchange. larry,
will definitely check back in with you. melissa: about to invade u.s. banks and steal money? a plot straight out of the movies but we will bring you the real-life details straight ahead. lori: heading to break with a big rally on the s&p market today. no need for a safe haven, $22.50 down on that. back with more after this. melissa: welcome back. let's check the market, nicole petallides on the floor of the new york stock exchange watching toyota for us. nicole: watching toyota because sometimes when the news comes through, you can get some clarity on a stock. up about 3% on the moves we are seeing today moving back to neww highs, 52-week highs, highs we have not seen in years. they were ordered to pay record fines over $17 million for failing to report a defect to the u.s. government in a timely matter. toyota has been over the years with all kinds of things including acceleration on the floor mat, etc. back to you. melissa: nicole, thank you so much. lori: time to make money with charles payne. this hour he is helping us make cash in the tech sector with the global leader of cloud infrastructu
of a barricade. police say the incident started about 10:30 last night. u.s. marshals arrived at an apartment to serve a warrant in the 1800 block of greenwich woods drive in adelphi. oneperson is still inside the home right now and is believed to be arm the. we will continue to bring you updates as they become available. >>> also in prince george's county, the hunt is for a group of men would broke into i home and shot a person inside. this happened just before 2:30 this morning in oxon hill. the victim says the suspects burst into the home demanding cash and jewelry. the victim was taken to the hospital with nonlife- threatening injuries. >>> there are positive signs on a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. speaker of the house john boehner was back at the white house last night for his second meeting in last week and there is talk about a new deal between the president and speaker boehner. staffers are not saying what they discussed but senate leadership is telling members to be ready to return to work starting next week. they could take up boehner's proposal from friday when he offered a tax
are following a developing story now. the accused slasher is being extradited to the u.s. from peru. he attacked several young women at shopping malls in fairfax with a boxcutter. he was arrested near a shopping mall in peru in january. since then the u.s. fought to have him returned here. none of the victims were seriously hurt. >>> 13 days to go now million the fiscal cliff deadline and will is new progress to report today. president obama and house speaker john boehner now agree on a tax hike for the very rich. there's a but. steve had an dels smndelsman sa not on agreement on who constitute it is very rich. >> that's right. that's the hang-up. the original obama plan to tax -- raise the tax rates on all americans making $250,000 or more a year, that's gone. now the hang-up is which americans would it be? those making a million dollars or more a year or a far larger group making $400,000? >> what do between want? >> reporter: protesters came to the capitol demanding republicans agree the tax hikes on the top 2% of americans. the original obama plan that he campaigned on. but speaker john boeh
is raaked 7tt among the top ten most dangerous cities in the u-s by forbes magazine. 3people have een murdered in the city in 2011 and that nnmber is expected to climm before the ew ear is sseree in. deepite... that.... & maryland's gun laws aae among theemost stringent in the - don't know how you get annmore strict than maryalnd already owner in harrord county.while he sympathizes with thee tragedy that occured in connecticut...1:41:21 he had po business having ccess to any firearm. horst doosn't -beliive stticter laws are the answer.1:48:32 i'd like t see mmre done to bring mental heelth issue brought to the -3 forrfront and dealt with. in mmryland.... the state police maintain a list of regulaaed firearmm to be sold. 3 of holding more thann20 rounds can not be sood or manufactured, though they may - be possessed. you must btaii a safety raining certificate. be at least 21 years old. you can not suffer from any mental disorder or a ffgitive from justice or convict person may not urchase more &pthaa one regulated firearm in & p 30 day
in silver spring. u.s. marshals there in the 1800 block of granite to which -- greenwich drive. >> more breaking news. this coming on the heels of what happened in connecticut on friday. dick's sporting goods has suspended the sale of modern sporting rifles. >> let's get more from jummy olabanji for the latest. >> a spokesman said this morning this move was made out of respect to the victims and families of the sandy hook shooting. i will show you their web site. as of this morning, when you search for modern sporting rifles, it completely goes blank. you cannot serve to them on line this morning. it has not said how long it will suspend the sale of the rifles, but the move was made after reports that investigators are looking into whether or not suspected gunman adam lanza tried to buy a gun from the sporting goods store 12 miles away from newtown, connecticut. the store says, based on their records, they confirmed they did not sell any guns to adam lanza although police have not commented on that. no word on when guns will move back into the store in danny ferr --- danbury, connecticu
and 7. first, we start with the morning prayers from the u.s. house and senate. the senate will come to order. >> let us pray. o mighty and everlasting god in whom we live and move and have our being, as we grieve the loss of life in the new town, conn., shooting, show us your way and it teach us your pasth. make as all responsible stewards of your most precious gift of time by teaching us to #hour days that we may have hearts of wisdom. made in concert -- incomprehensible destruction of live still framed by springtime remind us of the importance of not delaying in seizing our opportunities to do good. make our lawmakers willing to act promptly. remembering that time is leading and they shall not pass this way again. bless those who mourn the eternal god with the comfort of your love, that they may face each new day with hope and with the certainty that nothing can destroy the good that has been given them. they their memories become less painful as you encircle their lives with your love. we pray in your merciful name. common. -- amen. >> mr. president, this afternoon the family of
: to me, the most irresponsible comment came on tv yesterday by a u.s. senator dianne feinstein who is rushing to resurrect a bill on gun control. the most responsible set of comments came from the n.r.a. which said at the beginning when the events begin unfolding on tv let's wait for all the facts to come in. i'm calling as a former v.a. homeless outreach worker in rest l.a. one third of america's homeless are military veterans. every one of them could be off the street with mental health problems and so forth if the v.a. would process the claims that have been four and a half years delayed. we sue the v.a. in the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeals in may of last year. the government under obama and holder appealed that win before the three justices panel in may of last year to the full court which set aside our victory and veterans are now back to square one with no mental health issues from a v.a. under a former four-star army general who refuses to process our benefits claim. host: ok. here is paul on twitter. my question is how will balm care -- obama care address the shortage
request by apple to ban u.s. sales of sam's are smart phone models. >> the ruling comes after a apple award more than a billion dollars in damages after a jury found sam's song at copy critical features of the iphone at ipad. >> earlier this year, and out for your call the jury 105 billion award a slap on the wrist. >> in turn, some argue that apple will try to tie them up in courts from the war rather than competing with it head on. >> san jose andzipcar announce a new deal that will allow 15 newzipcars to be part for free at city of lots downtown. >> to otherzipcars are already part in a nearby private lots. >> the pilot program, meant to encourage low-cost ride sharing in downtown san jose, was approved by the san jose city council reuter this year will offer a party for to 40 of the cars to bring real vehicles for up to 18 months. >> aaa expects a slight increase in the end of the year holiday travel. nearly 12 million californians are expected to erode our christmas and new year. that is up to% over last year. >> 10 million of those travelers will be on the road. >> near a millio
judge has denied a request by apple to ban the sales of dozens of samsung phones in the u.s. the request came after a jury ruled 26 samsung phones infringed upon apple's pattens. their sale would be harsh, because the copy from apple is a small portion of the phone's functionality. >>> and a computer hacker has been sentenced to ten years in prison. christopher cheney tapped into the personal e-mails of dozens of others, mostly in the entertainment industry. johansson told the judge she had been humiliated. >>> finally, take it from me. do not look down. the world's highest, and thus, scariest pedestrian bridge, has opened in the swiss alps. >> no way. >> it is three feet wide. it is suspended 1,500 feet above a glacier. visibility, so poor on opening day. >> why? >> they say you couldn't see what was under your feet. perhaps the most unused bridge in human history is there. >> at least by our team. >> no to and from. >> wherever it needs to go, i hope you don't need anything over there. >> someone has a special assignment coming up. >>> we turn to what may be a major breakthrough in the
will absolutely do that with amtrak and our partners at the u.s. dot. >> thank you. my time is up. >> any further questions from any members of the committee? seeing none, i'd like to thank each of our witnesses for your testimony today. i ask unanimous consent at the record of today's agreement open until such time as our witnesses have provided answers to any questions that have been submitted to them in writing. and unanimous consent the record remain open for 15 days for additional comments and information submitted by members for which it is to be included in the record of today's hearing. without objection, so ordered. i'd like to thank our witnesses again for your testimony today. and appreciate your working with our legislative challenge here today. seeing members have nothing further to add, the hearing is adjourned. .. 's retiring senator daniel akaka spoke on the senate floor yesterday about the life and career of senator inouye. these remarks are 15 minutes. >> madam president, it is very difficult for me to rise today with a heavy heart, to bid aloha, aloha to my good friend, colleag
? this is big news. [ male announcer ] with free package pickup from the u.s. postal service the holidays are easy. visit usps.com. pay, print, and have it picked up for free before december 20h for delivery in time for the holidays. you can even give us special instructions on where to find it. free package pickup. from the u.s. postal service. because it's nice to have an extra pair of hands around for the holidays. >>> welcome back. you're watching "starting point." special edition from newtown, connecticut. the tragedy here on friday has truly changed the conversation on gun control in this country. president obama met with members of his cabinet yesterday. ordering ideas that would include a ban on assault weapons. and there is word of a major move overnight by dick's sporting goods. 451 stores across 42 states. out of respect to the victims it has pulled its guns from the store close toast nst to newtow suspended the sale of ar-15sand guns like it across the entire chain. >>> in this morning, children in newtown will head back to school for the first time since friday's shooting. sa
to represent the nation's second largest state in the u.s. senate. kay came to washington ready to work. she established herself early on as a leader on transportation and nasa and as a fighter for lower taxes and smaller, smarter government. kay won a claim as an advocate for science and competitiveness, helped secure bipartisan support for the landmark america competes act, and she became known throughout the state for the close attention she paid to constituents. shortly after her election to the senate, kay began a tradition imitated by many others since of holding weekly constituent meetings over coffee whenever the senate's in session. the groups usually ranged in size from 100-150, and at any given coffee, you might come across families in bermuda shorts, bankers in pinstripes or college football players. over the years, kay has hosted about 50,000 people in her office through these coffees, but her attention to constituent service goes well beyond that. back home, she is one of the few politicians in texas who has actually visited all 254 counties, some of which are home to more catt
serving senator in u.s. history, democrat senator inouye died from respiratory complications. president obama praised him calling inoue a true american hero. his staff says his final word was aloha. he was 88 years old. a great, as the president said, great american hero. the charleston post, south carolina governor, nikki haley, selects republican tim scott to replace out-going jim demint. the tea party will be switching and will become the first african-american senator ever from south carolina. >> "boston globe," taking new steps to speed up your check-in this holiday season. the elderly members of the military and other travelers deemed low risk will now be able to keep their shoes, jackets and belts on. the tsa has also expanded its pre-check trusted traveler program to 35 airports. >> those trusted travelers, t.j. >> and a look with "politico" playbook, jim vandyheim. >> there was some movement on the fiscal cliff talks. >> yes. i would say substantial movement where you can see the contours of a deal that can get done potentially pretty quick where the president is willing to say
? this is big news. >>> u.s. stock futures are up this morning. markets ended sharply higher yesterday on all optimism that a fiscal cliff deal could come by the end of the year. christine romans is here right now minding our business this morning. she's looking at some of the fallout in the gun industry in the wake of these connecticut school shootings. >> interesting story breaking this morning. cerberus capital management, a private equity firm, making direct investments in companies, investors do, you have teachers, pension funds invest in private equity. listen carefully. cerberus owns freedom group. which owns bushmaster, the company that made the assault rifle that police say was used to kill all of those children and six teachers. this morning, cerberus capital management is saying it will hire someone to try to sell its freedom group company, to sell bushmaster, to sell the company that made that rifle. this is what they say basically. it is apparent that the sandy hook tragedy was a watershed event that has raised the national debate on gun control to an unprecedented level. it is n
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